Dr. Toni G. Cesta

Area Of Expertise : care and community case management
20 Years Of Experience
Training Industry : Hospital & Healthcare

Toni G. Cesta, Ph.D., RN, FAAN is Partner and Health Care Consultant in Case Management Concepts, LLC, a consulting company which assists institutions in designing, implementing and evaluating acute care and community case management models, providing on-site education to case management staff, and strategies for assisting health care organizations in improving their case management department’s efficiency and effectiveness.

The author of nine books, and a frequently sought after speaker, lecturer and consultant, Dr. Cesta is considered one of the primary thought leaders in the field of case management.

Dr. Cesta writes a monthly column called “Case Management Insider” in the Hospital Case Management journal in which she shares insights and information on current issues and trends in case management.

Prior to her current work as a case management consultant, Dr. Cesta was Senior Vice President – Operational Efficiency and Capacity Management at Lutheran Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York. She was responsible for case management, social work, discharge planning, utilization management, denial management, bed management, the patient navigator program, the clinical documentation improvement program and systems process improvement.  Prior to her position as Senior Vice President at Lutheran Medical Center, Dr. Cesta has held positions as Corporate Vice President for Patient Flow Optimization at the North Shore – Long Island Jewish Health System and Director of Case Management, Saint Vincents Catholic Medical Centers of New York, in New York City and also designed and implemented a Master’s of Nursing in Case Management  Program and Post-Master’s Certificate Program in Case Management at Pace University in Pleasantville, New York.  Dr. Cesta completed seven years as a Commissioner for the Commission for Case Manager Certification.

Dr. Cesta has presented topics on case management at national and international conferences and workshops.  Her books include “Nursing Case Management: From Essentials to Advanced Practice Applications”, “The Case Manager’s Survival Guide: Winning Strategies in the New Healthcare Environment”, “The Case Manager’s Survival Guide: Winning Strategies for Clinical Practice”, “Survival Strategies for Nurses in Managed Care” and “Core Skills for Hospital Case Managers”.

 

 

 

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On-Demand Webinar

Case Management Leaders: Strategies for Success in Your Role Parts 1 and Part 2

This webinar will focus on the three components most needed by the case management leader.These include the structure, processes and outcomes of the department.We will start with a discussion of the best practice structural elements of a co ...

  • Basic & Intermediate & Advanced
  • 120 Mins
Recorded Webinar

Emergency Department Case Management: A Must-Have for a State-of-the-Art Case Management Department

Case management models in the acute care setting are constantly evolving and improving. So is true for case management in the emergency department. RN and Social Work case managers working in this fast-paced setting must evaluate patients w ...

  • Basic & Intermediate
  • 60 Mins
On-Demand Webinar

Case Management Roles and Models: Who Does What and When?

The role of the case manager and social worker is dynamic and constantly changing in response to the changes in health care delivery and reimbursement at the federal, state and local levels.  While change remains a constant, there are certa ...

  • Intermediate
  • 60 Mins
On-Demand Webinar

The CMS Conditions of Participation for Discharge Planning: New Rules for 2020

The CoP are the legal and regulatory requirements that hospitals and case management professionals must follow in order to be compliant in their role as discharge planners.It is important that all case management professionals, including bo ...

  • Intermediate
  • 60 Mins
Recorded Webinar

Fundamentals in Utilization Management: A Review of the Conditions of Participation for Utilization Review

In this jam-packed program you will learn how to stream-line your utilization management process as well as understand the Conditions of Participation for Utilization Review and how they impact on your work as a case manager. We will discus ...

  • Basic
  • 60 Mins
Recorded Webinar

Physician and Case Manager Collaboration - Aligning with Physicians, Physician Advisers, ED Physicians and other Stakeholders

  Physicians are key in case management departments that achieve optimal outcomes.Certainly, the key physician roles are the physician advisor and the hospitalist. This webinar will focus on these two roles specifically, as well as the rol ...

  • Intermediate
  • 60 Mins
Recorded Webinar

The CMS Efficiency Measure: Your Role as an RN or Social Work Case Manager

As one of the elements of health care reform, The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has implemented a course of action aimed at bringing Medicare to a break-even budget.The elements that we are now familiar with include the ‘ ...

  • Basic
  • 60 Mins
Recorded Webinar

Transitions in Care: Best Practice Strategies for Aligning Acute and Post-Acute Providers

Transitional planning is a process that ensures that patients have the best outcomes as they move through the continuum of care.  It has become much more than just the movement of the patient out of the hospital. It is a “process” that star ...

  • Basic & Intermediate
  • 60 Mins
Recorded Webinar

Access Point Case Management - Managing the 2 Midnight Rule, Length of Stay and Denials

Access point case managers reside in emergency departments, admitting offices and transfer centers. Among their roles is to ensure that patients are placed in the right level of care upon admission. With the advent of the 2 midnight rule, t ...

  • Basic & Intermediate
  • 60 Mins
Recorded Webinar

Case Management Across the Continuum: Acute Care and Community Finally Meet

Integrating case management across the continuum requires that hospitals and post-acute providers think like an Accountable Care Organization even if they aren’t one.This kind of thinking requires that patients remain the center of the whee ...

  • Intermediate
  • 60 Mins